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tuesday, march 21, 2017, roll call. please ms. casco ms. pollock mr. haney ms. mendoza-mcdonnell dr. murase ms. norton mr. sanchez mr. walton ms. eng ms. zaragoza thank you could everyone please please join me in the pledge of allegiance and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. >> what i want to thank everyone for coming out and on the malia cohen and say congratulations to mission high school boys basketball team.
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>> (clapping.) >> there are going to the state commentship we're definitely proud of them and tournament commentship section a no approval for board minutes as announced in the psa past few complete a speaker card and present it to the executive assistant. speaker cards will not be accepted if an item is already before the board presentation to the board of education. and according to the board rules and procedures speaker cards will not be accepted for an item before the board and item two superintendant's report. >> >> thank you president walton i'm going to give a slightly longer report than most meetings i have a few different tops to touch on to first one i
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want to say to provide some additional information about the delay in our round one assignment letters that took place unfortunately over the past few dizzy want to provide an update for families who submitted application by january 13th of this year that was the round one deadline sfusd school assignment so unfortunately, the assignment letters were scheduled to go but on friday march 17 experienced a delay we sincerely apologize for the inconvenience families are counting on this news we have sent newsletters out via first class mail yesterday one business day late on monday march 20 families should receive those letters today
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tuesday march 21st we made an adjustment to the registration deadline for those offers and that has been to extend that deadline by one week to april 21st we also recognize that many applicants families are in the position of digging next steps including considering admissions to private and individual schools if they've been any delay in receiving those letters that is causing concern than families can contact e pc the educational parliament center if you've not received that letter by using the following e-mail address posted open is sfgovtv.org immoral in school at
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sfusd at cd u and we'll help to provide the information if there is any additional delay in the u.s. post office deliver thank you several of the partners especially parents for public schools for your coordination during the unexpected delay period and also thank the month independent schools we've reached out to throughout san francisco that have taken in many cases most cases to accommodate a slight delay in families that are responding to assignment offers so we appreciate the coordination on the part of many of independent schools so turning to topics this past friday the pleasure of attending the ask the advisor
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council youth comment this year the theme a all on board the leadership nearly three hundred of the hostility students attended fort mason center and students were welcomed by our chief family community support division kevin truett and a keynote speaker speaker sp be from district one supervisor fewer and president walton and emily murase were in attendance thank you students heard inspiring speeches in june gordon school and joining from lowell high school and every attendee attended two leadership workshops went to a tabling event and got the opportunity to meet the new ask the candidates
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i've heard the speeches a group of leaders that will serve on the board of education as one the next year's ask the students jessica and maria for their leadership as well as the entire student advisory committee council and their coordinate salvador for putting on this wonderful event and note that the lowell team including the student put on a fantastic show so thank you, everybody for all your work and participation in the youth submit and next san francisco muni and emergency department have been updating u upgrading the signage and now to tell the citizens where to go
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for a 82 mom many students demonstrated to follow the signs to the tsunami shelter and in attendance were keep in mind and chief joanne hayes-white for the walk and following the walk there have an emergency preparedness at the marina school with the emergency response team at the fire department and the department of emergency management last thursday i attended the third annual mariachi at the high school auditorium and at the concert a legacy of our form sprushz we had students a part of performances if bryan elementary and caesar chavez elementary school and mission
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education center and everett million dollar and school of arts and mission high school to all students from all those high schools performed at the concert and special guests from san francisco favorites dance and also from visiting from la jolla mariachi middle school were fantastic the sfusd's is proud to demonstrate and new model not just what music classes to be but what they look like in the urban cultural in this program music teachers and community teaching artists train and work together towards the goal of welcoming a difference set of students to be musicians and to bring the beautiful music to the families in our community thank you to all who helped with putting this together and to sfusd mariachi artistic director
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and program director for the justice of artists (calling names) arts education master plan and manager and rob daniels the director of the professionalism arts department and the school site educators to make that happen mission high school president walton has commented i know a celebration we would like to spend my congratulations to the boys varsity basketball team alters mission high school arnold. >> (clapping.) >> so just to say more about the team the mission high school boys basketball team has 34 wins and one loss this year and after their recent upset victories
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over the mission over van done high school and mission high school advanced to the state commentship in the golden one center in sacramento which is where the sacramento kings met the last sfusd school to mr. starr play were washington in 1982 the winston churchill no 1985 and the balboa girls in 1993 so guilt good luck to mission as it will be the first sfusd to win a state basketball championship community-based bears go bears. >> (clapping.) >> and then one final announcement or update in recent years sfusd has been busy being worked out green we have transformed how we design and modernize the building so we
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will become a carbon neutral district by 2014 if we can keep this noise level down if you want to have conversations outside it is appropriate so we appreciate because of this crowd if you can keep the noise level down thank you. >> thank you president walton we are replacing the gas boilers and reducing the water usage for toilet flushing on the transportation new vehicles will be emissions freebie 2020 and in fact, negative impact 2008 sfusd has been able to reduce the emergency use index by a third natural gay by half and water used by almost a third at less er not alleged costs the green
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schools national network the center for the council are recognizing sfusd as one of the best green schools of the 2017 and we will be receiving this award this week thank you . >> (clapping.) >> thank you this is the fun or exciting part of being worked out on the board we get to honor a few individuals tonight who have done a lot in the school community as a whole so item 3 recognition and commendations. first we're going to start with education liaison ms. ed district attorney jones. >> (clapping.) >> i'm going to read here bio but personally thank you for your service over the years your service in the community and
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services in the schools your service in public housing community we appreciate you and love you for your work and i'm going to read here bio so you can know how great she is ms. joness from san antonio relocated in 1979 after graduating into the augural and mechanical university with a b.a. in sociology worked with the urban community for support over thirty years her experiences have ranged if hiv aids and anti drugs education working with adolescent workers for an after-school program and western edition and the w y go a s sf brought strategies to the team and added to the community in
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her role as education liaison ms. john's implemented the parenting strategies it led to improvement in student attendance and academic achievement and found joy in the education partnerships and documenting the personal council of the lives of the families of children living in public housing several did best practices invested at that time, alice griffith set the tones for connecting the communities we were fortunate to have her assisting the families with the educational needs one of ms. jones favorable quotes from the maya angelou and it reads the potential in the challenge is so great in this country it makes me treble and weak
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ms. edda before i present her with a certificate i want to allow mr. truett to say things as well. >> thank you you president walton many years ago, i knew almost constantly when i met her he was in the presence evergreenness what is one the most important things for the students and the families everyday for one we must teach them well and building in them to make sure they know their personal strength and they will be successful we must care been the children and always make sure they know how much they mean to us and love them it is about relationships when you see edda with students
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and parents the kindness and optimistic and thereof they demonstrates with grace and beauty is profound and will move i know i've been move forward just a few minutes in their presence my heart feels bigger and beats louder i feel the love and thankful for the warmth ms. edda not words i'm going to do this bald right now okay ms. edda not words to express for the tireless commitment to the families of the western edition and bayview in particular you are in the words of anyway truly the personification fashion of a phenomenal woman yes >> (clapping.) >> i as have and will hold a
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special place in any heart simply i love you as many people love you thank you >> (clapping.) >> good evening. >> (clapping.) >> good evening my name is theo miller i have the principle ever serving for hope sf for mayor ed lee good evening mr. president, and superintendents one of the worst days in any young tenure on an airplane from mexico and she is leaving say it ain't so but you you mention all good things must transition and as said ms. edda with their style
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and grace and unwavering love in the believe in young people we are trying to say that our young people young children of color who live in 0 alice griffith are at home they matter their brilliant and columbia none that per if i did and lived that in a way and every year, of course, the summer jobs theo i've got those young people for jobs and mr. 30s make sure your mayor knows you're an tireless advocate we love you love you, you taught us how to love our children we wish you well and continue to, yes focus on data and attendance focus on the equity to hear the voices of residents our father's and to collaborative and lift up the
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message. >> taught us your kids are brilliant and lovingly and you matter thank you good evening. i'm the regional vice president i have the prestige can you hear me i feel weird bending over i had the privilege and honor of working with ms. jones we sat down one day with the daughters idea what would it be like to have a community-based education model what that meant for all of us younger folk was the same thing in the the red school house the teachers lived in the community they had children raised in the community and invested in the children in the community ms. jones has lived that we're
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so blessed to have here her join our team and thankful for all of her commitment if i had to think of 3 things to describe in words for the most part resilience for those of you who don't know the opportunity center is in the center of alice griffith as long as double rock not always talked about this is most positive way but ms. jones was there in the middle of every situation and circumstances there with parents that were crying and babies were crying staff that that have gone through changes and she's been deleted throughout all i want to thank you so much that thank you for the tension and the 5:00 a.m. calls as well on the same twenty-four hour circle
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but that's what it takes (laughter) i would also describe you as passionate i know that kevin i'm not going to be going to cry but i feel like crying too i have the same sentiment ms. jones is xanax like a mother that's her approach that's her magic dust it gets people to move just compassionate way when others were go forward the needs of the community ms. jones pushed she had so many compassionate and i'll describe her as unrelenting i see so many young people this is one of the
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main things today just love but all that is going on and in the world ms. jones was and will continue to be volunteering in the bayview a beacon of love and a community that needs her ms. jones thank you on on behalf of our society and everything that came into the doors from the alice griffith and enjoy your visitation and come down to increase under and thank you, again, for your dedication. >> on behalf of the board of education we want to present this counterfeiter of revolve
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for ms. eddms. edda jones. >> (clapping.) >> great, thank you. >> so being worked out over-the-counter go dioxide therefore, be it resolved the san francisco land use & transportation committee is pleased it recognition educator edda jones for thirty years for the hundreds of thousands of students attend the sfusd schools during the school year we absolute and thank you educator edda for your kindness for the students for living in public housing especially the
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students and families that live in alice griffith bayview hunters point your legacy to live on forever. >> wow. what a day this has been quite an honor to start off at the board of supervisors and then was custodial donated with the san francisco land use & transportation committee thank you all so much and what an honor but like i said earlier the former president of the children's defense funded out washington, d.c. said all times service is the rent we pay so i just appreciate the work and everyone that i've worked with awhile i was in alice griffith and double rock public housing development was an honor to build the fine relationships
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community organizations and the level of support but it is just what i didn't i don't know what to do what i do best to make sure that note a child maya angelou say tyler potential didn't go arroyo that is children that reside in public housing so once again. >> (clapping.) >> thank you, thank you all so much important thank you all so much i really appreciate this acknowledgement and honor and i love, love love you working closely together and just as well as isaak talk every morning in terms of what we'll do for the children that is for the children so we - again, thank you and my family and grandchildren for coming out, i appreciate all of my sons went through the san francisco
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unified school district so i just really appreciate them as well as my daughter-in-law and like to take the time as the san francisco alliance of black school educators and all the family and friends you'll stand so they can acknowledge you some were with me earlier today at the board of supervisors thank you. i appreciate today and once again thank you commissioners and mr. truett i love you, too, and will miss the data not really (laughter) and isaak and theo i'll miss. >> thank you all so much for this . >> (clapping.) >> thank you, again ms. jones for your service anyone want to
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say anything in not superintendant lee. >> thanks president walton so we're honoring many great individuals so next our rave award so tonight the rave distinguished service award that is being worked out given to ken elizabeth gonzales and mr. cabo san lucas is the english department head and a teacher to the balboa high school and the award will be presented by the principal of balboa high school susan thank you very much >> (clapping.) >> it is my distinct honor and privilege to give this award to ken gonzales been with the district one year and he is services in so many roles he's the. >> that would be great of a
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and . >> >> (clapping.) >> thank you very much superintendent and board members i appreciate it and susan quickly thank the folks i work with since 1996 at balboa high school an absolutely wonderful place to work with the students and colleagues i'm lucky to be at the bottle i'm lucky to have been able to work there that long it is a place that can be
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challenging but extraordinarily rewarding i'm here because my patents have retired after having taught in public schools and i'm here because of the support of my colleagues some are here and in particular connor has been my mentor and model i'd like to recognize my wonderful wife and son jenny thank you for coming out. >> (clapping.) >> i love teaching in the school and love teaching in the district i believe when we work hard for the students keeping the students at the center and rooufz to accept we can't do better we're doing our jobs hopefully to do our jobs for the
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students thank you >> (clapping.) >> thank you and congratulations mr. gonzales so next, we have the rave special service award and. >> (clapping.) >> ms. warner is the school secretary presenting this award is the principal of clarendon peter. >> (clapping.) >> good evening, everybody my honor to be the principal of clarendon elementary and honored to present daniel who is just an exceptional person she's the faith felt community that you see when you come into clarendon and it is i think shows
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exemplifies what you see at clarendon elementary school and if so a community of people who are parent, teachers and students all working together and creating this village that we have this little family at the top of twin peaks when i met dana a few years ago our secretary had been there a long time retired and that was a tenuous place for an elementary the principal and the secretary and so if the secretary is retiring like a marry going aubrey i told the current secretary please look for someone and able to have dana come in and hanging out in the office and learning the systems and talking with people so dana
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was a parent at clarendon two lovingly children one on to presidio and one still there and happy to say and clarendon a half of dozen at least teachers who are parent of children at clarendon and also, we have two teachers who were students at clarendon any secrets of the schools 0 in san francisco critiquing creating the village and families so dana is exemplifies that from the stand point of she's the mom of the school so she started with two now 5 hundred and 50 let's give dana round of applause . >> (clapping.) >> i promised her she'll not have to speak if she didn't want
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to. >> congratulations . >> (clapping.) >> thank you so again congratulate all the rave winners and everyone who receives an award and now we have one more special award. >> yes tonight we have another happy annual reiterate you will to thank and recognize some
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members of our community advisory committee so for the public education enrichment so the board has the opportunity to hear from the pac at the tuesday at the i'm sorry the regular meeting of on march 1314 we are happy that many of the pac members came last tuesday and returned this tuesday so ms. fleming will present the certificate to the cca members we want to point out in case people listening or kwavp here don't know the cca is families for a proven ground for policy recommendations regarding the public education and enrichment fund a person learners how to make policy in the district and
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in the city we have four form members of the p cca members of the board of education e board of education two of them are sitting on the board of education mr. cook and mr. haney and two members of the board of supervisors that served on the p cca is really an important special place maybe we have future city leaders and beyond the city leaders in our mission street e might so definitely thank you on a terminal note for all the time you've put in for many, many months and continue it put in so ms. fleming i'm going to turn it over to. >> thank you superintendant lee and a number of students members of the p cca jessica served on the p cca and the
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three or four students to be so congratulations to you and student voice is very important on the p cca and four seated are poignant by the student delegates and who are the people this year (calling names) come on down. >> (clapping.) >> (calling names) >> (clapping.) >> (calling names) >> (clapping.) >> and two co-chair positions are very important because they set the tone and provide the leadership and facilitate the meeting and push the policy
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recommendations to a policy level and really take time to help support the student members their elected every year and this person jenny lamb hear it for jenny she's contributed a grateful as co-chair and grateful and the other co-chair her fourth year and final year on p cca and been a fine leader and great participant thank you francis phil's. >> (clapping.) >> and you'll receive a special addition four-year certificate so moving forward with the folks that are here tonight there are 21 members in all many of them are here and some of the folks couldn't be here were on the 14 for the discussion with the
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board members and (calling names) >> (clapping.) >> and (calling names) >> (clapping.) >> paul rodriquez. >> (clapping.) >> andrea torrey. >> (clapping.) >> janet yeah. >> (clapping.) >> nicole scott. >> (clapping.) >> you can sit and those who couldn't be her
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(calling names) another student and leaning in a let's here one more time for these folks with for all their hard work.
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>> again, we had the opportunity like last tuesday thank you to the p cca to provide the sight and input on narrowly those resources are allocated appropriately thank you, again with that said, item b four ms. eng and ms. zaragoza. >> thank you president walton good evening president walton and the superintendent and board of education and everyone hearing us first of all, want to start with saying congratulation to the mission for the also it was a beautiful event i highly encourage people to go next year it blew me away and the youth submit from the superintendent
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it was a butch event i think looking at the perspectives and student delegate first of all, thank you for coming for superintendant lee and community investment and infrastructure and president walton and mr. trusting it and chief bright and to supervisor fewer and jonathan were the speakers and also for our performances lowell and dancing and lincoln lion dance everyone loved it and it is the time of year to we are leaving what you guys have new student delegates and it is i'll say for myself but the students have high encourage our student delegate candidates being worked out up there and reflecting where they were and like the
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current student delegates helped us to lee from joshed and shannon from the academy and everyone for walling beggar thank you for we appreciate all the students and the high energy and being worked out so into the workshops they got to learn about community organizing and our own evidence to make your own argument and much more yesterday us and the student combrntd we came in together with the submit and what we can do better some options for students for languages and also going green using the green pencils for lunch and thank you
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for coming and looking forward to the 15 annual summit next year and let's see who will be the student delegates and talking about the student delegates the youth survey led by el cap is in the run the kickoff was march 17 of the youth submit and students get to talk about youth surveys things that effect them and vote on who will be the student delegate and every high school gets those surveys it is important to look at it and see when you want to be a delegate and this is run by our current faxing but partner who is and meeting with the reps and how to improve the survey
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and go green for the surveys we're trying to get students the following website so will be www.dot tiny c i n y.com/student voice so, please go ahead and vote on this is the important also, because students get elected and who represent you and who you want your student voice to be and thank you for looking forward to who will be the next student delegate and teaching the ropes that is so cool i got to talk to the students they don't speak worker how, how will be in front of the 5 hundred students and we tell them we encourage you it is welcoming and regardless if you have kids or don't speak the language we'll help you if you
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want to be part of this this was a beautiful experience and yeah. thank you. >> (clapping.) >> i want to echo the sentiments that maria said thank you for your all the people that came and if you can't make that this year hopefully next year open about the debates head ahead of time so the week we presented the presentation a - a lot of the delegates were nervous they desire to vote make sure to vote online at the website so an update from the the dress code and curriculum working group thank you to sheryl and nicole for meeting me on monday and thank you to key people for
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speaking to me earlier i was looking at if the dress code and the handbook reflects the resolution that was passed concerning the dressed code and the school specific questions i'll get more update and another thing that happened at the last meeting the anti tobacco ambassadors education so a company called green california present to the f ac and promoting a campaign against the flared tobacco products in our interested in signing the petition to remove you'll flared tobacco go to tiny.com sliver and invest the brief.com and finally another presenter came to the last meeting to meet with the presenter thank you
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commissioner murase and thank you to the girl scout groups they were middle school and high school students it was nerve ranking but the last week, we didn't have enough approval of the minutes for march 7, 2017, regular meeting minutes. >> because of the submit but then at the next meeting we'll be addressing the comments and get back to you thank you very much and finally our next meeting on monday april 10th if you want to be a presenter or you can contact salvador thank you. >> thank you student delegates and united kingdom. >> i must have made a error that was 311 u 31 thirty and the girls were ninth graders. >> thank you for that correction
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item b 5 the advisory committee reports & appointments. >> and 3 reports starting with the report if the parent advisory committee council. >> good evening president walton and commissioners and superintendent my name is sheryl fields i have a daughter that has been san francisco community schools in
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7th grade and also a member of parent committee on the parent advisory council. >> good evening. i'm georgia i'm the coordinator for the parent advisor council to bring persistent voices and preservations o perspective to influence the boards decision and tonight's is an update on the activities around the albeit other. >> members of the el cap have launched the conversations and completing the majority of film by the end of this week for the past month task force members have been meeting with the school site and community groups to gather input for the districts el cap accountability
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plan we're on track to reach the goals of three hundred participants through 20 to 25 community conversations including from our court and county schools the content during this year's conversation helped to explain how the state and the district loots fund address resources to the public schools connect the development of the balance for cart with the el cap with the aligning of the priorities for work for specialized the budget priority over the next few years as revenue is slow enthusiastically the district commitment to increasing the teacher and other staff salaries and accelerate the achievement of our local students and schools. >> a new piece this year and a
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critical piece is through to provide great examples of trade offs in the conversation this is particularly important as schools are wrestling with looking at traffics of their budget plans awhile schools are reached the formula allocations based on the enforcement many sites are expressing reductions in funded staff positions like social workers and coaches and liaisons as a result the communities are having a difficult conversation looking at the benefits and the trade offs of funding those positions and take our increased funds and reinstate those positions funded by the resources or do we use the money to prioritize other options
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we're looking at to have proven outcomes in some cases the communities are looking to see how we'll reinstate the academic support or social and emotional support and having to choose between those options for next year's budget. >> over the next couple of most sorry the members of esl task force had identify the central theme and consideration from our conversation we will share a report of finding with the folks to for the first draft of this district el cap an important development in this year's community engagement process is that district leaders that be presenting the first draft a month earlier than in previous years this presentation will take place in a public
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forum on wednesday 2017 another james lick middle school is an opportunity for families and students and district and community partners to see what impacts stakeholders feedback has had on the el cap and for represents open based on what we've heard if stakeholders and the initial draft of the district el cap so this year, the el cap task force has look at how we strength the voices we've heard feedback in the last three or four years a student voice they're working with private folks that were a congratulate the class of 2015 and worked on developing the student survey online it is strategize reaching
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to the school sites to spread the word and help the students take the survey on site in chinese and spanish and the pac is recruiting for next year if you know someone that is interested in participating having a pac member we have playthings in chinese and spanish. >> thank you for detailed report any comments on the pac report seeing none, any comments from my colleagues thank you so much and now we're going to have an annual report from the bilingual community council. >> (clapping.) >> psycho commissioners presenting the report and introducing the
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mentioned of b.c. c that are here tonight is special assistant to the superintendent christine wong. >> good evening the role of bilingual community council to review the system of support for english and to provide recommendations on our services and processes i want to really personally appreciate and show any gratitude to the members of b.c. c this is something they've devoted a number of hours working with staff to make sure we have the feedback and the input and voice to really improve all the services for english learners so with that, they'll be presenting of the annual report for this year maria. >> (speaking foreign language.) >> good evening i had to do that because the
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b.c. c members right. i want to say that congratulations to our new board of education commissioners mark assistance and ms. pollock and reelected matt haney and ms. norton so thank you so much for 2k5ek9 our time i was appointed by dr. murase and i really appreciate i've been having a viable experience on this b.c. c i wanted to last year i recorded and 3 things you having you said you'll focus and kept our word on the first one is you look at the b.c. c report if the actually, in the last page and it is number 4, you focused on the reclassification of the english
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learners and for e line and number two, e line orientation covering the testing and today's a celebration day the b.c. c members and our members did know we'll giving them cards and thank you notes to patricia wong thank you for all your hard work and mr. ferdinand and the e lack member danielle and for attending every b.c. c meeting from 6 to 8:00 p.m. dinner was provided endless times of collaboratively together and meeting with the we appreciate you so much and we also want no, not leave
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out the translation for providing translation and services to the parents and families without them translating the language and having assess to the families one thing how our families will be provided that information so we want to thank mr. diaz and ms. miller for your tireless work as well as of b.c. c member we do observations in schools and the e l mating from the philippines and mark assistance thank you and reelected commissioner but as a e l l i felt passionate to be on the board to have a voice so for students and all the members too on the 2016
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audit we wanted to have a parent voice and engagement we created a forum to hear over 050 families parents in different languages and a tagalog and english telling us what we wanted for their children we came up with recommendations 3 the one i'll go over on page first page if you flip not first page on the bottom half right there we stated we wanted to recruitment of qualified teacher
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a betsey carmichael and others that speak the language of the population within the e t district i'm very passionate in retaining the teachers in the district for example, the bell program next door and the housing credit the right to purchase for the teachers and school staff lastly professional development we need to be mindful and principle the beginning of the year focused on the led strategies across the curriculum i know we're focusing on workshops but often need a class of english language developers we're one of the largest populations in the english go language so we need to focus on that and, of course, lastly cultural committee i think this district i'm proud of district we're
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tackling the hard discourse of obesity and entities among the differences types of race i'm proud that of i'm going to turn it over to my colleague nellie thank you hello my name is nellie and i was honored and appointed by commissioner president walton thank you for being worked out part of this the deputy director at james lick middle school in the center and we provide the youth services to the school and the summer programs and youth employment and sports and a whole thing of things aligned to the work at the b.c. c does in the english speaking community i'll be presenting on the strategies and recommendations resulting from the english language family forum from rim
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2016 the second observation was for staff and the families to support english learners and this specifically means as a recommendation from the b.c. c training regarding the process of classification and reclassification to school staff that are particularly in the direct contact and communication with the english families specifically staff might include the attention of the loan or the school secretary we focused on the guardian engagement basically, we found that overall schools are go or doing a great job reaching out to families and newcomers families with a huge
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population at sfusd and in schools where two or three populations they have is an engagement for families is a high priority, however, it is and was noted in general communication engagement was a little bit across the district and for the final b.c. c recommendations we thought about creating an orientation for call for a new e l families that is culturally responsive and also insures their reflective of the cultivate and language needs of student population and lastly schedule capacity building opportunity for families at times and locations that best meet family needs and schedules that concludes the b.c. c focus around the parents voice and
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engagement now i'll follow in speaking about the next steps for the b.c. c during our monthly district meeting we will be focusing on four areas first english language development implementations and intervention for english language learners long term english language learners and newcomers and recruit higher and retain language pathway teachers and i will give the mike to my colleague again. >> so we're on page 30 number 3, sometimes the english language learners are not i e p we want to focus on the seattle they're given and the languages we appropriate the goals for each one the fourth one is continue we celebrated in the beginning
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of the reclassification in the testing and four areas we want to focus on and work with the superintendent our deputy superintendent and the board commissioners on the current district system the specification support for spanish is speaking e ls and families the third district monitoring is very important for the implementation and lastly the budget element budget allocation is very important especially what we heard from the school retreat; right? and i just want to say that the b.c. c is a volunteer job not paid even though ms. wong provides us with good food we need 7 more b.c. c members i've been reaching out and e-mailing and please 7 more barbara boxer c members specifically two to
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three filipino many tagalog and other dialogue i know that expiration is interested in providing an arabic speaker so, please if you can commit i'll appreciate it thank you so much >> (clapping.) >> thank you and we don't have any public comment on this item ms. mendoza-mcdonnell. >> and thank the b.c. c for the report i'm curious if he know who has open space on the b.c. c for appointment you don't have to tell me right now but if we can find out and let us know to think about new appointment that would be great thank you
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another gentle reminder commissioner murase. >> one for the english forum will be repeated next year or i guess will state be repeated. >> with the dedication i'm sorry with a dedication of the 6 to 7 members an additional 7 you'll provide we will be dedicated to be providing this forum i totally building that the community voice our personalities our students are very important to be build what we need more the english language learners you're welcome. >> commissioner. >> i wanted to say thank you to the b.c. c and your serve and
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hard work your short 7 members i appreciate you're working that much harder i know in the past we talked about this best way to make sure that the board is meeting that responsibility to maybe something we might want to revisit in the rules committee i think that you know board members often identify people to a point that's how we do it and people you may know or the district approaches us to make sure that conversation process is in place because i think that sometimes, the best people that be most help we need more the board district in recruiting so you know we should be having that conversation we had some solutions and sounded like maybe not not a solution because of lack of a
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full committee. >> well, i think one solution could be like you come to our school so being worked out visible and meeting parents and actually recommending them is important so also dr. murase you came in to share and just being worked out visible no one you cabinet encounter to serve the english families and students. >> just one more thing to add we've been taking some time to build out a vision around the family academy and i think that i hope that you know we can be working closely with the b.c. c
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to offer the learning pipelines in the academy we'll approve additional funding for the academy this evening i hope that one of the be first one that person had had is moot you with all and something take note of this really identify what the needs are in terms of orientation and the workshops for the e l families and help us create the pipeline leadership we have parent leader and staff leaders going to the academy the family leader and are taking up leadership positions in the district to on both of the fronts i hope your close partners and thank you for thank you for all your hard work we appreciate it. >> commissioner cook. >> thank you ferry the commitment and your service to our families i did want to shout out because ms. wong you tell me
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there of past events at the board of supervisors, board of appeals and historic preservation commission. a center community member it is sort of a list of people together for to be considered we had that conversation and many members on the way socy say that pubically and want to talk with them before i officially appoint them and recognize the hard working with the leaders at the school sites put in sponsor supporting the english learners awhile working and hard working people thank you for your support for them. >> thank you to the b.c. kc you reluctantly pointed out thank you for hard working for
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your children thank you, ms. wong. >> so speaking of volunteer opportunities another report from very dedicated group of volunteers and this is our district english learn advisory committee sea lack and here to make a presentation about their recommendations and presenting the representatives from the elax is from the who is the family education integration from the meddled illegal unit pathways from the instruction addition. >> good afternoon. i'm
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ferdinand the proud director of multi pathway and welcome the team here just for the conversation we appreciate the amount of hours and dedication on behalf of the school thank you good evening thank you, sir sorry. >> to leave you out. >> good evening board of education and commissioners, thank you for having us here i'm danielle as mr. young has shared and i've had the honor of working closely with your district english learners advisory committee the purpose of delack to build the capacity amongst the english families they can make key informed decisions in the children's education and the principals of the sites on english learn program similar to the b.c. c i'm going to thank
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the staff at the superintendent office for the guidance the translation and interpretation office for their hard work and the multi adopt for their collaborative effort in implementing the e l standards to serve the needs of our english learn students throughout the delack executive leaders and their own english learners community a are you aware theme has occurred over the last years the ongoing concerns and reflection are reflected in the recommendations that recall delack representative will share we have one person that be sharing the specific concerns and challenges as a standing member of ore e lack at her school
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site. >> good afternoon to all of you. >> i'm a second grade teacher and on the chair of the - i would like to present the recommendation but before i want to present i'd like to report on the straw we had that year as e lack we have not had a chance to have many fine engagements at the e lack it is created without our input our e lack has been consistently asking for designated english learners at the school the e lack students are not getting the english development instruction required by the low action plan i'm concerned as a client for
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the english learners in san francisco san francisco unified school district i would like to know if in my school is the only one not providing the site designated to the students please take this to the board of education because we the e l community expect our children receives the instruction to make progress so, now the e lack recommendation the same in 2016 the delack families want to see an improvement from the instruction and content areas that are grade level and developmently for the children in order to close the gallop between english learn students and english proficient students what is the district purchasing the instruction for all teachers
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and all students in english language arts and other areas that is state designated e l d instructions they want to know what the students are expected to lower than and how the students are achieving that at the great level why would he fresht that the san francisco san francisco unified school district designated e l d framework provides the instruction and gowns on the designated english development we see that the need for tangible teachers and students with services to effectively implement the framework thank you. >> my name is chinese lee the families on delack at the martin luther king middle school we
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know that ongoing and robust professional development is crucial for teacher capacity around the implementation of the e l standards and designated framework with this understanding we highly recommend more fournts our school community to future their competent and the impact on teachers schedules the trainings will form online offsite or at school sites when possible thank you >> good evening, everyone i'm a parent of the third grade scott taylor students as well the board member i'd like to present our third and final recommendation in order to support english learn community at the
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elementary school level we recommend the founding of e l corridor at every elementary school school for 21 english learners currently all middle and high schools have e l corridors that fount by the meddled lingual position their held by clamor teachers and are vital in awareness have been english learn needs as at the school sites thank you. >> (clapping.) >> hi, i'm maggie honored to be the e l liaison and a liaison for
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the san francisco schools and express our sincere gratitude to the e lack members this evening for they're ongoing advocacy of the english learner students and family. >> thank you to the entire board of education to hear this recommendation we look forward to continued collaboration in support our english learner community thank you for your time. >> thank you so much
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sanchez. >> - obviously a budgetary item take something away to get if i think those are questions. >> well in terms of a
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substantive response i'll ask if doctor stevens approaching so doctor stevens if you have nothing to comment on and while he's situated through the el cap development process that was mentioned in the pac report as well as the delack report to remind the commissioners and public the delack is one of two bodies that are named as responsibility of school boards to consider the recommendation for the e lacking and the parent advisory council and developing the el cap learner that every year that is part of recommendations of the next few weeks doctor stevens and good evening mime the chief academic officer
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for the integrity and want to echo the commissioners comments and appreciate the recommendations i'm able to comment on each the recommendations the first recommendation is in the provision and materials to classroom teachers that is the case with the advent of the new standards the teachers are asked to teach it as it connects to a concept to the arts or magnificent or connects to science and this is challenging to make a meaningful connection to the curriculum and don't sit on their own no isolation we've been wrefl bans our presentation you've been barack obama with the folks for the framework we'll be making the materials
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purchased to make the familiarity i'll read a brief a partial list kits that are bilingual transfer that is spanish we'll include an academic framework that supports a dialogue and interaction for language development we'll include the discussion cards and include a poster and other ancillary structures and then also include planning tools and resources that we'll help to make the connections to art or science we'll not dictate to teachers which connection but support them to move daily for the arts instruction into it, it is a more demanding set of standards and different from the past years that requires content to be made festivity we've designed the framework and
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currently piloted that with 5 elementary schools and plans to roll out professional development to more schools over the course of coming year now the mpd enter level is small and will have to design the plan working with the principals and the superintendents to move from sets of schools to sets of schools to support them one at a time not the capacity to roll but all schools and exploring the e l be corridor with the reductions in the department budget enough money to begin that at the elementary level for the coming year so we think we'll have several dozens to offer elementary schools which will give us more than a small start from the site of the e l coordinator as well
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thank you so just. >> it is a question but more of a statement i don't want to call any schools out but want to make sure that we do have our delack families at the school sites any input and making sure they have a voice at the site to doing everything we can to make sure that is in place i hope we'll follow up on that. >> i can speak to that i've sent out a survey to the sites asking about the delack and delack support necessary or needed and i had responses from about 50 schools as far and what i asked what kind of a support to go and help the capacity at the sites again now we'll have maggie to help with the chinese language but it is interesting to see the
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discrepancies but also been helpful to have it survey get out to be able to determine what need they have to support the capacities in the acidities. >> ms. mendoza-mcdonnell. >> thank you, thank you for your report i'm curious with regards to the recommendations how to do a followup is this a written report and also potentially a budgetary implementation with regards to funding an e l coordinator at the elementary school to say 21st english language learners what that comes to get a better understanding of the budget and recommendations will have and get a report back. >> i'll be happy to provided additional information what it costs to provide the e l
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coordinator at all the schools we think we'll get a portion of the way they're urging them but happy to report back to the board in the way it is most helpful for the implementations of the steps we've covered this evening. >> if i could take on so just to clean out on the el cap when we comment on the responses to the recommendation from the delack and the parent advisory council in the el cap it provides a written response in the el cap there is a written explicit summary from the two bodies and the skriktd responses
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how that feedback and recommendations were or were not addressed to what step up to the plate that will be antiquate written response you'll see that the public will be over the next 6 weeks and as the pac report indicated the first staff version of the el cap will be shared with the public on april 19th and at this point some additional opportunities for the delack to comment on the first draft of el cap and incorporate those and/or other comments that the district will respond to. >> thank you so much for your support and for your hard working and presenting >> (clapping.) >> any appeals court to the violations from my colleagues
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tonight section c consent calendar a motion and send on consent calendar. >> second. >> any items corrected or withdrawn. >> tonight there are none. >> and there's none signed up for public comment any items removed for fdr and severed by the superintendent for discussions roll call. ms. casco. >> thank you ms. eng ms. zaragoza mr. cook mr. haney ms. mendoza-mcdonnell dr. murase thank you ms. norton mr. sanchez and mr. walton 7 i's. >> thank you. ms. casco and now it is after 7:30 so i'm going to do something a little bit other out of order general public comment first for section
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f so with that, we'll do public comment on general matters and i said to the note the public comment is an opportunity for the board to hear from the communities on matters within the board's jurisdiction we ask you refrain from using employee or students name if you have a placement you may submit to the supervisor with the district policy as a reminder the board rules and california law we don't have to respond to comments or attempt to answer questions if appropriate the superintendent will ask the staff to respond you have two minutes we'll try to move smoothly through that we have a lot of public comment with that,
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(calling names). >> hi, i'm amy clark been teaching in public schools in the bay area u bay area at grattan and i'm here in support of under phil's on behalf of the teachers here and other teachers not able to make that first of all, as a teacher of public school for 18 years experienced lots of varieties of inadequate tech support with gradually a thrive to know we
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had someone on site that is available to solve problems and basically technical difficulties don't get in the way of making connections for kids i've worked in places i had to wait two weeks to get the website up for the projects with my students last year, we did a simple latins and paul rivera spoke about the protests and mr. phil once we got out of paul rivera outfit put together an animation project and this year mr. phil designed and game kids learn games around the expansion unfortunately we were not able to begin the project phil disappeared from the school
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literally the same day he wrote the letter to the parents and took the notices into the cycle bin and ran into a formal student from 15 years ago and she was with a friend a grattan alumni and the first thing how is mr. phillips because that is what she recommended 15 years later we want to support that note punishment it i'm on the instructional leadership team and the second depamper with mr. phillips. >> thank you so much. >> thank you
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>> (clapping.) >> (calling names) >> dead and good evening my name is paula a parent at monroe elementary school in the southeast part of city a large school 5 hundred and 58 students 50 percent are latina large
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immigrant population there are 3 languages there have spanish and chinese and bilingual and a really active community parent community who tonight is at the school site council meeting talking about the budget for next year so there's been a problem the at monroe you may or may not heard about and that's a problem with consistent stable leadership we've had 3 principals in the last 5 years i have to third and 5 grader here tonight and since kindergarten i've expressed 3 principals and part of the problem is that we're really a large school with a lot of diverse students and needs and we finally last year got an assistant principal signed to the school and things started to
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change question felt a lot of positive leadership on campus and i had first hand experience working with the assistant project principally that was practicing restorative justice with the kids and had a passionate way with the community we heard that her position will not be reinstate next year and we're losing our principal he's just reassigned in 48 hours we gathered one signatures from parents and teachers scoring for the assistant position to be reinstated and handed out folders to look at who signed that petition we need that position at our school a school of 5 hundred and 58 needs an assistant principal and strong principal we need to be involved as parent thank you.
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>> (clapping.) >> thank you very much members p members of the board i'm a parent of a kindergartener at monroe elementary school and paula said we're here to recognize for the position submitted to the board please read it please take it seriously it is been signed in the last 48 hours by over one and 50 parents and teachers probably by the weekend several hundred more maybe a thousand this is a very important issue the assistant principal position is a position that we had this year in the school year 2016-2017 and vital to the function of this community and school the - if for all the reasons
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that one was allocated last year all of those reasons still are present maybe even more so this position should be reinstated for the following year it is it is a community school a high need school we need strong leadership as paula indicated let's please set up the new principal for this institute strong leadership and reinstate the assistant principal for the school this is a high need chinese english and spanish but please i'm pleading for the board to take this seriously for this assistant principal position thank you >> (clapping.) >> hello pardoning my english i
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have a daughter in second grade and fourth grade and chinese bilingual class so the assistant principal is kind of made the reconnection for the control how to guide a kid to do a good job and control their emotional behavior my kids are in the second grade they had - 5 of them have emotional problems that is ratio for that so they stole and chair and someone got hurt and respect to the hospital those kids are not
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bad enough to get a special need still kids but can't control their behavior the assistant principal helps to not only the frustration is only for in my classroom but shows only for the whole school we should so many kids needing a special guidance they didn't get the special need from the school district so i'm wondering how the school district for the funding for this one we can't get a small resource they're the kids they have a chance to have guidance for the right way - no one to help to support them they'll grow to be to the streets they go to become homeless nobody
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knows so earlier education is very important for the elementary school yeah, so i have so many words to is the time is up but you can consider and keep our assistant principal in our school that is really important for the kids future as well as other forecloses thank you >> (clapping.) >> yeah. my kids are from monroe school thank you. >> (clapping.) >> hello my name is maria i'm an enforcement clerk for pre k a clerk during the time i saw the
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exchanges and interacts between the teachers and here to support caesar chavez a great teacher i saw him his interaction with the teachers and the staff and results through the kid performing a choir teacher and like i said, i want to say he's a real good teacher the interaction with the kids he's a talent teacher his classroom style is really admirable when you could into his classmate their engaged and interested and very look forward to being worked out with him and learning more and more with him he is an expert in the subject matter and a disservice to the district this is a talented teacher and again, i building he should stay with the district i'm going to
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support mr. chavez. >> (clapping.) >> hi, my name is jones i'm a 11th grade and my experience with mr. caesar chavez has been great he community-based organization a really good pace and especially with a topic i heard we'll not be at burton holiday hose very easy to talk with a great person to circle we makes a good effort to understand us as a person compared to many of the teachers one of the best teachers ever at burton high school they're rare and i think about how i'll teach us can you unlike teachers give us a work plan and mr. chavez is
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an asset to 3wu8d he helps the students grow just doesn't teach music but a lesson for example, like recently had a week dedicated to college the teachers talk about the past he taught me no matter what you can do whatever and leads the burton choir by the way, without him they'll not be as good i hear this practice those they sound beautiful he looked out for every single one of them and make sure that we all get what we need to pass that class and during time to catch and mr. caesar chavez is a teacher i'll not forget thank you.
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>> (clapping.) >> hello, i'm a mother at burton high school before mr. chavez came to burton high school choir they didn't the choir didn't do anything when it comes to concerts and learning new music mr. chavez told my daughter to go out for 0 choir she sings in front of a lot of people and comfort with her voice my daughter becomes close to many chavez she goes to him every time she needs help with her grades and needs someone to talk to i was surprised when my daughter tell me that mr. chavez will not be teaching at burton
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high school please give mr. chavez an opportunity burton notes a teacher like mr. chavez thank you >> (clapping.) >> hi, my name is close i didn't a student and choir students for mr. chavez he joined choir in any freshmen year he didn't teach and also when we would sing but no new songs not practice at the rallys or things we're starting to do now i noticed how many people are talented vocally yet our choir is small and the students didn't do much when mr. chavez came everything turned around i was actually even thinking about dropping choir because therapy doing what i was expected to do until this year
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our class started to flood with new members and music and new opportunity like putting on concerts and performing at competitions everything this choir is because of mr. chavez presents in our school and to wrap up burton has been a school filled with amazing voices and talented children it took a lot of hard working people to make sure that they were great. >> (clapping.) >> hello my name is shirley here to support mr. chavez he met mr. chavez when he was working at the school when we didn't have a vocal class in our school he started it and at the
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end when we left a year after we had 6 different classes when he left everything was like devastated we loved him but at the same time, we want him to grow and continue his journey one of the things i admire about him he went back to the schools and helped the other teachers the new choir teachers to adapted with the students and also to tell them that they just a different teacher and he makes a good distributions with the kids the kids accepted the new teachers that was amazing of him to do that for that all the teachers he didn't knew he has a lot of qualified and he has a good chemistry with the teachers and ask you to let me
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grow and continue his journey at burton high school thank you. >> (clapping.) >> hello, i'm a.d. drain one of the freshmen at the burton high school and a part of choir and have gun doing well this year i heard that mr. chavez will not be with us negotiation but having a couple of if you have any questions, we'll be happy to answer thems to have a performance in many places so far we've raised 6 - we perform at rallies every once in a while because mr. chavez made that happen being worked out part of burton choir is amazing i want to betsey carmichael mission high school and coming from a middle school i was amazing at
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the mr. chavez that helped so i will hate to lose one of my favorite teachers that mad an impact on my friends and me as well i think without mr. chevy's at burton things will be different and he is one of the encounter roll model a so much more if not for him the burton choir will not be great it is great was of mr. chavez made things better he community-based organization all the way or not at all that is very important because you have to work to be the best otherwise not as good as you think fighting for what is right everything not everything gets around like a big school like burton mr. chavez shows love and
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he's my favorite teacher we love him to death for this i'm truly heart broken he may not be with us negotiation so hose like a best friend and father. >> (clapping.) >> i'm from burton high school burton at a concrete state because of great teachers that gave burton high school a great name retired or maternity leave she's my best teacher mr. chaefdz is one of the foe teachers that can understand us as students and be able to teach
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in a way that is effective comparing to the teachers i can say he has it is best connection with his students respect their beliefs and respects i'm sorry and knows how to control his classroom burton high school is a very exists high school with around 90 percent of students at burton of color but the majority of faculty are white so it is important we are surrounded by the people that understand us i believe that burton high school needs mr. he chavez more than we need him a takes a certain type of person who contains the quality my relationship with mr. chavez that the strongest half
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of them are replacement and other half are mentally challenged that's a different story he demands the utmost respect and the quality of work i'm not an singer in mr. chavez choir but this teacher shows films and let the choir program die burton has a difficult time keeping the teachers we have one had loves us. >> we ask you allow him to return thank you for your time. >> (clapping.) >>
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(calling names). >> good evening commissioners my name is diane i'm the parent of an eight grader i'm here to speak in support of mr. chavez he can speak as my experience with someone that worked him through the saturday programs work with especially important to any son from a music program at the mission high school his instruction and guidance further my sons difficult studies and helping him to prepare he helped
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to coach my son for auctioned with the arts he'll be attending next year he was surprised to hear his non-reassignment he is dedicated to the students and how hard to work for the program there he loves the school and loves the students at such i hope you'll give him another chance to continue the work thank you. >> (clapping.) >> good evening my name is sarah kern i am worked for sfusd as a teacher larger than and an sfusd apartment for 13 years i'm here to speak on behalf of jerry relay chavez we have a shy daughter she started at everett mission high school i was
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worried about her having a hard time connecting with adults she didn't have stage fright vocal class was the highlight of her school day because of mr. chavez somehow able to teach his music while being patient and fair with discipline and preventing them from taking away if precious class time we encouraged my daughter and students to prepare for that auctioned he supported them on stamp 100 percent my daughter learned about technique and felt warm to say have a please be advised the ringing of and use of cell phones, is to practice with him everyday per we were devastated he'll not be
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returning to everett the following year a new vocal teacher at the everett my daughter continues to work with mr. chavez for private lessons like i mentioned not easy for her to warm up we'll start next year looking for a few holiday web looking at burton high school if he doesn't return it will be a huge loss for burton and sfusd thank you. >> (clapping.) >> good evening. i'm lawrence junior i'm a teacher at balboa high school at balboa high school 21 years ken gonzales is
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there when i want it to say is the country's in black education is real in the students i teach i called a meeting to make sure that they get the black history that will motivate them and teach them skills we gotten great response interest and support and i'm joined by other parent civil leaders and resident that share my commitment to what the children needs now >> (clapping.) >> to the honorable. (writing on board.) president and the superintendent i'm james taylor junior a former employee of the san francisco school board the last position i held was principal of martin
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luther king, jr. academic mission high school i was principal this question that we're about to engage upon african-american history and culture as it exists as a curriculum item in the school the school resolved and that it was confused throughout the curriculum a thing that all students participate in on a regular basis and was joined by a multi education at this time that is very important that we begin to seize that on this issue as a timely curriculum issue related to the skew for the students not only for the history courses but i was a recent i was a program evaluate for potrero process that potrero
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of temp ton gotten students that are carotid or had dropped out of school to come together for a very dense instruction in science and mathematics but the lynch pin to that instruction they were given a rich course dialogue in history so they can see like many of the easy by the film that recently in the theatres called hidden figures they understand their place in the world how magnificent and science can enhance that so it is a truism we have the training we have the material all we need now is the will so from the board investigates that hope they'll consider and infusion of the african-american history and cultural into the curriculum thank you
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>> (clapping.) >> good evening. i'm marie this is the sfusd student i'd like to speak on behalf of the african-american parent advisory council and in support of adding african-american history to the curriculum at the san francisco unified school district and beginning in the year our parent asked for instruction of black history i'm sorry that was last year the rest of the elements we provided in january we took the initiative to give courses for black history month how for effective in the district had a comprehensive standardized policy how to do that and -- excuse-me. and incorporate it into schools and classes and how they can be held accountable and gives us parents
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in motivating our kids to attend the school and them better about themselves and the school climate and recall in last year at the lowell high school the district promised the students action on the magnificent for most was they see themselves in every part of the curriculum and that the teachers be trained how to address the basically needs and that has yet to be happen we expect the board to follow through on the promises >> (clapping.) >> good evening, everyone ecp others other co-chair of the support for the black history within the sfusd did you know that monday april 3rd is the districts birthday an african-american built the first public school in san francisco and california our students teachers and
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principals do don't know you have to make sure the facts are commonly known a huge impact for the young people down that a 18 benchmarking high school led 2000 demonstrates to the integrate to the palace hotel not part of our criminal curriculum but helps to show the students the power to create change i urge you to help with the comprehensive policy an african-american life and history in every part of the curriculum thank you >> (clapping.) >> i'll be speaking on behalf of rolland i'm tony i work as an advocate and the historian of pac restraining order us our computers are in schools and give them a chance for
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individual students to take home the district need to invest in the resources to give them hope and confidence to extradite i'm one man that cares about the future we can keep our young people away from gangs i'm speaking own on behalf of margaret she couldn't speak after findings her purchase at gerald she'll be tracked into speak up ed many black students have promise what we learn about the conflict of sfusd alumni like they know they can aspire to greatness thank you commissione
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commissioners. >> (clapping.) >> hello, everyone. my name is nicole foul i represent marshall high school i have two teenagers that attend marshall and would like to ask the board not to forgot about third and marshall we at a 9-1-1 we need to be put on the map i ask we have equal opportunity when it comes to education and marshall is not represented public school is under attack more so now than ever before since the 1968 the walk out from poly how the boycott of african-american students have not gotten the black history and other resources we've asked for we got action at george washington high school take us
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seriously we have a solution that honors the people to sacrifice all i ask for what you have at the other holidays high schools i'd like to have that add marshall high school if you have more supported at woorld and lincoln why can't marshall have that support i'm asking you to put the black history month which we didn't have this year i'm asking we get that put back in place and receive the exact services you give to the other high schools you give one high school in the bayview 94124 thank you >> (clapping.) >> my name is sal la chancellor from the tribal council in san francisco and a
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resident of bayview hunters point for 12 years both of my children were raised in the san francisco unified school district and what i find so shocking today is i'm coming here, however, 19, 20 years later representing my son who was assassinated shot to death he was a young man that was working in japantown then japanese restaurant trying to cash his check on lunch break i find shocking i come here 20 years later requesting for the same thing i spoke here years to ask you to acknowledge the african-american community and the cultural history our history who we are as a black race of people he didn't volunteer to
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come america has not acknowledged this issue and bayview 200 poles for third street that have requested from malia cohen to put to acknowledge all the black children that have been murdered in san francisco we we don't hear anyone speaking for them and side poles to symbolize we were coming from african and having our language and our able to unify and the village is destroyed what we want to do instead of getting down the business we were this put at stake i hear every nationality being worked out addressed and except the history of black history month people i'm coming here to demand you
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acknowledge the black people in the desolation. >> thank you everyone have in a position that do something about it i'm requesting in the name of my son you give back what was stolen from us thank you. >> (clapping.) >> good evening i'm sorry john william templeton the author of the black experience in san francisco also subject matter on african-american in the western park services the materials that the parents have asked for are there's evidence behind - and james taylor mentioned we have tested it with students in the district to we look forward to
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meeting with the board and the staff were already doing map training for the last 12 weeks we look forward to taking a large chunk out of 3, 5 of the african-american they're voting with their feet not given a reason to go to school we're asking for trouble and it's time to change that right now thank you very much. >> (clapping.) >> hello my name is twinkie it a student and 2k3w508d and here to speak on behalf of the mr. chaefdz i only recently visited burton high school but in the short time i've been here can say interests not ever been in
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my hive a teacher that is dedicated and pours the heart and soul into his work his time and energy to make sure we are the best we can be as individuals and as musicians and i think that very important that students have a place where we can feel they can be themselves and comfortable when they come to school some of us we don't say have an environment to make our voices heard when we go home but in the school we're heard and important and we are great in his eyes so don't take that away from us, please we love him.
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>> (clapping.) >> (calling names). >> good evening my name is harold shields and manageable junior academic mission high school mastering the african-american mingle my colleagues and i are here tonight to discuss the elimination of 3 full-time positions negotiation martin luther king has under achieved in the packets provided data from 2009 to 13 where the academic scores were stagnate and low two years ago martin luther king used to have the highest in the district over 2000 last year 5 and 95
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this year less than three hundred and 2016-2017 martin luther king master increased by 9 percent compared to the district average of two percent growth in the mission high school and back scores have increased with ucla and rational groups and graded manageable had been below average but last year once again self-scores above ucla average if in all 3 categories our african-american students are making gains narcotic their significantly a lot of the average in the fall of 2017 magnificent tasks and benchmarks so across the board at martin luther king we're showing progress as you'll see in the data we are finally seeing the positive xhaefkts growth growth
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of our students we've fought for and yet we still we've got a lot more work to do but interval to our journey in the last two years the instructional counselor and the magnificent teacher those positions have been central to the -
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improving as professionals and
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coordinates the assessment will not happen without her i can say that and coaches the teachers and leads the teams our academic councils does everything that the council provide one-on-one coming up and support for teachers and students and intervention and provides special supports for the eight graders in a difficult high school enrollment process and also provides special ed through academic counseling and assembles and helps with the community service prior to her arrival none of those things happen and will not happen for the students everyone of the teachers support the mathematic and provides the curriculum for all the students and work for the students during long after school without those 3 people we'll be hurting our kids
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>> (clapping.) >> hello, i teacher art at the martin luther king this means i have the prestige of working with the beautiful children we present the facts that is important really important to remember the reason we're standing here for our students and mid year suspension a down with the academic performance of entire school so to speak for african-american students this speaks to the overall community manageable has begun to - the honorable role leads to stronger academic performance and most notably the african-american how the perform the groups for acceleration in benchmark and magnificent test assessments the designated academic council is responsible for all the
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quarter students testing and deadlines eliminations of this position will affect the entire student body and emotional and including a decrease in services for students through sfusd and hopefully by attending the high school of their choose i enter my 13 semester every month my heart gross fuller we want to see how martin luther king has changed 2 1/2 years the responses have been candid that as a changed to much so much for paste and people are calmer our school sided changing and growing like my living and breathing thing resource we need to you thrive flowering what only happen when a plant is rooted just getting by is not enough we want to see our
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students bloom >> (clapping.) >> good evening my name is e liquidity an eight grade special education teacher and here to reiterate how for the positions are and the gapes the students made the eight has the great growth our african-american students outperformed the benchmark in magnificent and test assessments our school as a whole made growth on the magnificent assessments scoring above the average and each the 3 positions eliminated contributed to the growth due to increased counseling support rather than students been referred out the adults are coming in to provide the support the planning that helps the teachers ta to -
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they've been planning pesticide for the talk time in the classroom that is increasing the engagement and more importantly with the extra math for 0 more personalized destruction the classroom is calmer and we see this is in the assessment eight grade we ask phenomenon on behalf of the students those positions not be eliminated it is like 8:30 but if you look around a lot of people in the room we care about this. >> (clapping.) >> hi my name is jennifer i teacher eight grade english and math and teacher and head of the department at martin luther king i've witnessed how much our
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instructional farther improves the quality of instruction and the experience at the martin luther king when i first arrived at martin luther king i was overwhelmed by the challenges of classroom management helped to coach me and improve my techniques in addition to individual coaching the martin luther king instructional leadership team to having help the school wide vision where to design the pd to help the teacher capacity to address instructional challenges there are structural in helping to drive the process of had you amenities department every week, we motto plan the departments meeting this work has helped the department become more vertically aligned so the
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students build they're reading and writing improvements they led to real growth in the categories as a classroom teacher i have lots of ideas how to improve the instruction, however, the arraignment after preps i don't have the capacity to engage in long term thinking if we lose the earth instruction will suffer the students will suffer please reconsider cutting this valuable position. >> (clapping.) >> i'm of grade special educator and deeply concerned about owl 3 cuts to the school i'll tell a specific story about our earth a little bit did compensation the majority of 6 grade team as teaching we're new
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but in the last two years our students have started to out perform the district in a variety of areas especially in writing this process will not have been possible without our artery over the last two years the artery has worked to coach the e l a to help build that capacity and to rehabilitate open student progress for the specific goals you can see a clear through line in the impact of the artery work honorable students for example, last week our students scores came in martin luther king outperformed the district with english language learners and african-american students latino students and chinese-american and almost all of the lovingly separate indicators the support of teachers has enabled us to show the district what they're
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capable of as writers and i thinkers those core values emphasis the students needs first and standing with those most vulnerable at the community don't take away the earth and the other teachers thank you. >> (clapping.) >> i know we're not supposed to comment the board members like the blue shirts as well and we're willing to pay for them. >> see you tomorrow night. >> i'm okay torment wednesday at the 5:30 >> had you i'm a parent of two students in the merchant program at the alvarado and the e lack
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executive board and this is my first board of education meeting not my last i've been here not only on behalf of el dorado but were the immersion programs some around for 20 years i'm here to request that the educational materials instructional perils materials be translated in the language of instruction one example is the district mathematic that was introduced last year or two years ago that replaces the maebltd when i compare the materials provided to the teachers with that of the spanish immersion materials didn't compare the quality is my third graders found mistakes that generate different answers depending on your interpreted
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one way or the other and teachers the materials that teachers manuals should be in spanish not an handout or overhead go to a website to download in spanish i'd like the teachers to teach the kids but having to get the materials in the general program for spanish again not only on behalf of the spanish the same is true for chinese and other languages i want to ask the materials be introduced for the district be available for the students and look at what has been introduced and see if you can make amendments to make teachers lives a little bit easier so we can focus on the children thank you
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>> (clapping.) >> sorry i turned that off is i came here to talk about speaking that reflects the trust in the leadership last week, a person can into campus and assaulted a student i was at the school in the afternoon with the lock down happened and due to fighting on are no more the school grounds a letter was sent home to parents and that parents received and the actual feptsz were not released we were told that a minor incident happened one of my friends texted me on monday so request ask if my daughter was okay. and a link
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that was published i and other parents found out what occurred we want to see our children are safe we're told not what a happened what happens and school stays at school this is an emergency room and all the parents wants to know what happens at schools thanks. >> (clapping.) >> thank you this now end the public comment session of tonight meeting we're now going back to section b discussion and vote on consent calendar resolution severed for separate consideration, there is none tonight. and section e superintendant proposals or action today 4 items the first one is one 71 sb one the authorization to grant that or deny any alternatives to deny the leadership for high schools that was there is a motion that has been seconded on
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january 24, 2017, committee report have been given at previous meeting another meeting a couple of weeks ago to assess the reauthorization 0 approval and now call an superintendant lee. >> yes. thank you president walton so tonight mike davis is on belief to a loss in his family so we have a stand-in and present the latest information about the information from the petitioner or the renewal permeation mission high school and . >> good evening, commissioners mission high school has been chartered by sfusd since 1996 we renewed the charter in 2007 and
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2011 this is the fourth charter petition rule when considering a petition the district evaluates the livelihood of future success and when necessary the future plans for improvement in the areas of academics finances and operations increases in people chouchlts is the most important factor for the charter rule and 3 criterias to quality for a charter petition satisfaction of one of the criteria is a district to renew the charter the district continues to recommend that we that they met one of the 3 criteria the academic performances of charter schools is equal to the city hall's side students will have attended for example, during the 2016-2017 school year the assessment
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students performed similarly to o'connell and marshall excuse me. during the 2016-2017 year on the math students - excuse me - commissioners students performed similar to mission and better than june jordan for enlistment in terms of overall growth it was the only school that was comparable to the public schools with a percentage increase 20 percent increase other schools dropped in the percentage of students studying the standards the cohort congratulation increased from 772009 are 2010 to 2014-2015 year the democrat
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graphically four graduation was 84 percent in 2014-2015 on february 16th the curriculum program committee released that the leadership high schools met the criteria for renewable but on march 7 the commissioners raised similar concerns based on the 11 grade assessment zero percent of academic disadvantaged students measured the standards in math 4 percent of the students met or exceeded the standards and the overall population met or exceeded the standards in math of note they enrolled two-hundred hundred blues in the 2014-2015 and of these 5 is were 11 graders pursuant to the leadership the high school was asked to
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resubmit their rules by march 155 to include the result for african-american students to include the planning and goal setting for specific challenge enrolls economic disadvantaged latino and african-americans commitment to submit quarterly academic progress reports of the 3 groups to the district leadership high school revised positions include a report of african-american student achievement there were 9 african-american students that took the test in 2016 california state law finds this low of a number is not significant one of 9 students met the standards 4 of 9 neither here nor there met and 4 of 9 not met the standard many in a achievement in math including
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math will p lc data driven practices and individualized students and instruction and goals and support before and after school and the use of model and hire an additional math teacher and continuing to offer the barriers and plan engross tatter for each years and identified the staff support and implementation of the plan for each of the 5 years commitment to report to the faculty data 3 times unanimously to the district the report and dates are aligned when the effective goals are published so based on a review of the information that has been submitted the district is we're recommending that we grant the petition to leadership high school charter thank you thank you. we do have public comment.
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here on this item this evening (calling names). >> i just want to make a brief statement before public comment i want to apologize for the young people that came spoke a couple of weeks ago i had a chance to visit the school and sit down with a round table about 7 students and talked for about an hour i don't change my stance but i never want our students and young people to leave here feeling like they're not heard so again, i want to apologize to the young people important sometimes getting in between with adult issues and concerns sometimes, it can feel
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like the the frustration is addressed towards you not the case so thank you for coming out tonight and coming out and voicing our opinion for your school. >> good evening mr. balthazar superintendent and commissioners i'm beth i currently service as be leadership principal and started in 2001 as a biology teacher and a principal for the past 5 years tonight you'll vote on our charter from private and public middle school for many neighborhoods our scholars gone to careers but more importantly kind people with an issue for social justice you asked us for more data the lower thresholds provides less visibility is it is important to serve them even
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if we question specifically the cats on the african-american students that have been historically underserved in the united states system we have not surprised because of small samples but none the students are represented we're concerned about the significance made there we celebrate the work of sloorldz and tuft trust that has a strong picture and allows us for the work as educators and create a strong action plan our student body is 77 percent latino and 40 percent african-american in a city that is 50 percent latino you've received our math improvement plan and feedback day to day we can argue our school teaches more than what is learned we say it reflects a status it is important we show growth in achievement and rehabilitate
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that is our work that creates the strong scholars this of all the charter school invited the leadership didn't ask us four a review we have a hive 100 percent ad g completion rate from one percent lowest percentage actually, i thank you for asking the hard questions and look forward to your support. >> (yeah). >> good evening board i'm here as a parent to i was an educator at leadership high school for 20 years and head find math department so i know what is it is to serve all the students that were once there i want to acknowledge the fact in this audience you have former
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educators from leadership you have former students and now in college if leadership and my sons are scholars that graduated if leadership we've been serving students in bayview and mission students that were outside san francisco as an alternative to a larger high school where students can feel like they're in a family environment this is the support i received as a single parent and from the bayview and trying to serve my only community when i saw my so that walk across the stamp and seen high sons on campus and as i watch my sons continue to grow in their education you know that was that village that did that. >> (clapping.) >> so in the process of going
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through considering shutting down our school i know that i've contacted a lifetime in my own sons lives to what the school a all about i think that we are continuing to do our due diligence to the city by serving a population of students who many tend to overlook that are true scholars i'm proud of the work they've done and the staff and proud of students and proud of you our families and ask you to continue to allow us do what we're doing i don't work there but part of the community that is what we do in leadership >> (clapping.) >> good evening superintendant lee and mr. trump. >> board of education and everyone in delineation i'm hudson a sophomore and gone to
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leadership since my freshmen year and one of the best decisions of my lift i went to herbert hoover he came to leadership g i don't know anything about leadership into in my freshmen year but before politically to all the schools would have been my top choice none came to leadership from hover i gained a family in leadership that's made me the best person this family helped me to complete over waterfall hours of the community service and frenchie was named to the baseball team my leadership family has taught me friendship and critical thinking and social responsibility preebs and the power of families all those things are beyond a test score he platoon to be part of
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congratulating class of 2019 thank you for listening phil grirthd. >> (clapping.) >> my name is michael fox as you can see why i'm proud of leadership i helped to foster the growth of my son and following mr. mohammed i know a story that hudson tome he was a young student and struggled throughout the math and x secondly, at leadership he said that mr. mohammed is a very good teacher in math colleagues, any questions or comments? when parents are struggling with the uneasy of the process even more so by the delay and having been it there with hudson and struggling with the choices that is difficult being worked
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out a parent not knowing where your kid will be going to school i was hastened he has a choice in a small community-based school focused on an intent correctly preparatory curriculum for all students to develop the leaders of tomorrow i went looking for the district vision and students will be expected to be in the community and trained leaders throughout their curriculum requiring the empathy and problem solving and project planning and taking initiative and you want that in 2025 it is here in the leadership. >> (clapping.) >> i strongly urge you to approve the petition for the hudson to continue the mission he embarked on last year and other students throughout the
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district have the choice to come to have a similar experience in san francisco thank you for your time and consideration. >> (clapping.) >> all right. good evening my name is gilbert herpes an alumni from 07 that's fine yeah, he got to say right off the bat i want to be honest i'm really nervous and oat people know i don't get nervous my heart is pumping this is important but about to tell you that is important so if you can appreciate that and in my nervousness i'll continue you have the power to shut down an energy, of course, that has carried so many people like me through the threshold of being worked out the first in the family to go to college i'm an
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sfusd product of bryant elementary school for potrero high school yeah. it was there's not a lot of young how to put if bubble gum in the boxes and that is not a place that is conflicting love for education now i'm an educator and how did i become love education how did i come to love it i didn't have those necessarily those resources so i want to say that, yes, we come in a place we've talked about the rainbows and it is ugly when you go to a place there is a lot of love and the teachers are showing you things are more important than grades to praise the social services understand that not everybody is geting a
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fair take on education so i'll end and say this is the last thing i want went to uc davis i was sure what the informed and culture looked like but i know that i was that was instilled i can make an impact didn't matter i can make an impact and students from a fireman i run that's all i want to do make an impact whenever i go . >> (clapping.) >> my name is naomi a transfer student i transferred at the beginning of in my junior year and currently a captain a member of the lgbtq content and an advocate for myself and my school i a lot of leadership i
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thought i wouldn't say that about school it makes sense me to know that i was a part of the junior class of 2016 that didn't reach that standard and pains me to know that basically we don't matter and leadership has taught me that i matter because it doesn't matter who you are or what you're good at you're a person and i don't want to get into a super motivational speak but point out a couple of teachers i took math with my teacher ms. mohammed and one of the best teachers in my entire school career i had another teacher i loved teeth taught me science and because i never thought an african-american roll model as a
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science teacher and math teacher so i know that leadership high school has helped me and changed me i have a little brother a sfosh and that the school has changed people we want to continue that thank you >> (clapping.) >> good evening members of the board i'm kyle i'm a proud amp new in 2008, as evident here to ask you grant the petition for leadership charter i was born and raised and homeless in this city of san francisco and i went to leadership and it changed my life since this living here gone away from san francisco for over 10 years and fortunate to attend went to uc davis and took in my brothers
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and sisters and foster care in san francisco county and now been successful enough and survived and moved to san francisco serve for a nonprofit organization that works around security. >> (clapping.) >> none that that would be possible without 0 what i got at leadership what i got at leadership were the nouch to become a man the nurturing to become an adult you horde about the foundational tenants and leadership personal responsible and social responsibility and communication and critical thinking you don't learn that anywhere i hope the students are learning that i can tell you i learned that and i know the students in leadership are leaning that and keeping the leadership open photographer you should drive for you need the leadership their producing out
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in society so, please please, please take this seriously and keep leadership open thank you. >> (clapping.) >> we have no more public comment on this item colleagues commissioner cook. >> yes. this is a contract with charter i'm going to to recuse mitchel so - >> thank you for that reminder ms. pollock. >> commissioner murase. >> thank you for the folks coming out and sharing your input in the plan i really appreciated the premedical action plan on page 65 b q i'm glad to see some specific goals laid in terms of particular
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academics achievement i don't want that to be something we check necessary and 5 years from now i'd like to request that leadership come back to curriculum in a year and let us know how it is going and let us know how the progress plan is i don't think we can wait until the next chapter to renew that i'm sorry commissioner norton. >> thank you for everyone coming out tonight i appreciate the pages the additions to the affiliation petition and appreciated the comments on the data and take a point how it is completely a valid way of j a school appreciate the staff
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rising the recommendation and supporting this petition. >> ms. mendoza-mcdonnell. >> thank you i too appreciate the information that we requested i think that is - and we know that is really hard to come back tonight but important for us to get a better understanding particularly for the students we are deeply concerned throughout the entire district so the information was very helpful and gave me a second chance to review the information that you provided to us previously and then i've been pleased with the direction that the leadership is going in and the areas in particular around your congratulations rates what it's doing and he too
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will be supporting the charter this evening and i agree with commissioner murase we have concerns especially so foe number of african-american students in particular that are being worked out tested and need to get a better evaluation how they're doing 0 throughout the years will be good to have a check in i don't know what how that will work and what - we would like to see that so - if there is a monitoring mechanism that allows us to see where we are midway or before that i want that in place going forward. >> thank you commissioner sanchez. >> thank you president walton well, thank you for the coming
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out again, the leadership i'm not pro charter school but pro hostility this is one the renewable in 2007 i'm prepared to vote that way toebtd i had the pleasure of visiting the school last week i think the district does an amazing job in rebuilding the school that has fallen apart during the earthquake. >> (clapping.) >> i hope all the schools look and feel as wonderful as leadership highway thank you all aga again. >> thank you there was a lot in general about the process that is hard for everyone who is hard forever the school communicated and hard for the board and hard for the district much of this approval process is exposes by
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state law and the degree to which both i think the focus on test scores and the way that felt strange for you and in some ways and i think the ladies comment made you feel like you don't matter and thank you for sharing that i think that is often how the test scores makes the students feel and the district we not to move away from a focus on thinking about test scores so much and just as a general point even though we have the responsibility to look at the test scores because even if state law we don't want to get to a point we're communicating to you that's what we care about for students in this city whenever they live not it doesn't matter who you, you are a person and appreciate in
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particular, the degree to which leadership has shown results in areas i was looking at the percentage that is in the eligibility requirements you know almost closure to 100 percent we want to be with all our students we have to give you some recognition there that that is where we want to go i think that going to my first point there is so much that is stranger about the ancestry thing and a lot of will we don't like we found problematic that's what you're hearing we we're expressing concern not on the students or families one of the foe times we get to have the conversation we say what are you doing you're serving the
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students we're elected to representative the families and are to have to make sure you matter in the schools you're in and getting supportthorax we that's why why we - how to improve the conversation and learn from each other more this is this sort of thing didn't happen and again, some of it is related to what you the process has a lot of flaws and problems with the district interacting with the charters i'll in support of charter and i appreciate what you all brought forward in terms of the concrete measurable action plan and above
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all thank to the students and the families and the staff for who were here this evening and again as a chair the crime committee i know that having so
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>> we think over 50 thousand permanent residents in san francisco eligible for citizenship by lack information and resources so really the project is not about citizenship but really academy our immigrant community. >> making sure they're a part of what we do in san francisco the san francisco pathway to citizenship initiative a unique part of just between the city and then our 5 local foundations and community safe organizations and it really is an effort to get as many of the legal permanent residents in the san francisco since 2013 we started
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reaching the san francisco bay area residents and 10 thousand people into through 22 working groups and actually completed 5 thousand applications for citizenship our cause the real low income to moderate income resident in san francisco and the bayview sometimes the workshops are said attend by poem if san mateo and from sacking. >> we think over restraining order thousand legal permanent residents in san francisco that are eligible for citizenship but totally lack information and they don't have trained professionals culturally appropriate with an audience you're working with one time of providing services with pro bono lawyers and trained professionals to find out whether your
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eligible the first station and go through a purview list of questions to see if they have met the 56 year residents arrangement or they're a u.s. citizenship they once they get through the screening they go to legal communication to see lawyers to check am i eligible to be a citizen we send them to station 3 that's when they sit down with experienced advertising to fill out the 4 hundred naturalization form and then to final review and at the end he helps them with the check out station and send them a packet to fill and wait a month to 6 weeks to be invited in for
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an oral examine and if they pass two or three a months maximum get sworn in and become a citizen every single working groups we have a learning how to vote i mean there are tons of community resources we go for citizenship prep classes and have agencies it stays on site and this is filing out forms for people that are eligible so not just about your 22 page form but other community services and benefits there's an economic and safety public benefit if we nationalize all people to be a citizen with the network no objection over
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$3 million in income for those but more importantly the city saves money $86 million by reducing the benefit costs. >> thank you. >> i've been here a loventh i already feel like an american citizen not felt it motorbike that needs to happen for good. >> one day - i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, for liberty and justice for all. >> you're welcome.
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>> (singing). >> (clapping.) >> introduce the san francisco field officer director ribbon that will mirror the oath raise your hand and repeat the oath i hereby declare on oath repeating. >> citizens cry when they become citizenship to study this difficult examine and after two trials they come back i'm an american now we're proud of that purpose of evasion so help me
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god please help me welcome seven hundred and 50 americans. >> (speaking foreign language.) >> she wants to be part of the country and vote so much puppy. >> you know excited and as i said it is a long process i think that needs to be finally recognized to be integrated that is basically, the type of that i see myself being part of. >> out of everybody on tv and the news he felt that is necessary to be part of community in that way i can do
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so many things but my voice wouldn't count as it counts now. >> it's everybody i hoped for a bunch of opportunities demographics and as you can see yourself there's a good life for everyone. >> that's why. >> you have people from all the walks that life and they're standing in water 8 hours to be an american citizen and contribute to the city and that's really what makes this
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(shouting.). >> more and more city's high san francisco is committing to dislocate to end all traffic death that means improving safety for people walking and driving and safety on our streets is everyone's responsibility people can make mistakes but not result in injury or death all traffic collisions are preventable as drivers you play a large role that will give you the tools to drive safely on streets a recent survey asks hundreds of drivers about save city introduce
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driving what did they say watch for distracted behavior and slow down and be patient and check for people before you turn the facts about city driving shows how important to be alert most collisions happen in good weather allowance even at 25 mile-per-hour it takes a vehicle 85 feet to stop this is almost 7 car lengths slowing down makes collisions less savior when a person is hit by a passerby vehicle 25 minor the chance of death is 25 percent 40 percent that increases inform 85 percent slowing down didn't cost much time driving behind a person takes 9 extra semiautomatic and
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stopping at the yellow light takes only 30 seconds by hitting someone costs you hours and weeks of our time and maybe a life take a deep breath and take you're time cities cross america are being safely for walking and driving some streets are confusing here's what you need to know all intersection kroukz of novelist marked some are marked to make them more visible other crosswalks and intersections are raised to the level of sidewalk to actress as speed bump and people are maybe crossing be cautious and watch for people when you approach any intersection advanced limit lines and pedestrian yield signs
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show drivers where people walk and stop behind the lines at stop signs and for people crossing bulb outs where the sidewalks extends into the street make that tease easy to see pedestrians and remember to slow down whether making reasons and watch for people on sidewalk estimations extensions that maybe closer than you expect and bicyclists may motive to the left to get around bulb outs this gives people a head start allowing pedestrians to enter the crosswalk before transfer starts moving makes them more visible pedestrian scrimmage and stop the vehicles in all directions allow people to cross
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including department of building inspection scrambles are paired with no light restriction and rapid beacons you turn bright whether the pedestrians are there or the center is activated precede slowly as you approach the beacons especially, if their activated a pedestrian crossing light turns yellow before turning sold red back to flash red procedure after making a full stop as long as the sidewalk is empty and, of course, stop whenever the light is red traffic circles reduce conflicts you must stop at the strewn and precede around the raise your right hand of the circle watch for people in crosswalks and people in bikes
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coming around the circle arrows indicate where people with bikes share the intersections and people have ride to people on bikes have the right to use the lane whether or not in the sharing bike lanes are for people protected by parks e.r. parked cars and stay out of separated bike lanes unless an emergency dashed bike lanes are a shared zone four for vehicles to change lanes slow bike lanes allow the circles their unusually sprayed before me from other traffic some bike lanes are built to the level higher than the street but lower than the sidewalk they provide a
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safe separated space sponsor cyclists are around vehicles the box areas are marked with the stencil at intersections act as advanced limit lines for people to garter at a red light this increases the 1r0ir7b9 to drivers people will ride past stopped vehicles at the fronltd of the intersection give them room and stop short of limit line behind the bike without objection and cross only after the green light and people cleared the bike box bicycle traffic lights allow people on bikes to proceed while vehicles are stopped be unaware aware of those bike san francisco general hospital but stay alert and only skrans when the vehicle is cleared the intersection let's
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take a quiz to see what all of learned here we go number one when do month collisions happen did you say in daytime you're correct question two if an intersection is not marched is it still a crosswalk yes did you get it right great job one more before we go on what's one of the best things to do to avoid collisions? you can it take a breath pay attention and slow down city streets are crowded and chaotic so seeing everyone every single everything is difficult here's a test how many times did the white team pass the ball?
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if you answered 11 you're correct but did you notice anything else also be aware ever you're surrounded and remember that is easy 0 miss something if you're not looking for it here's some basic principles driving near peep e people from you're driver's seat it is difficult address our mirrors to reduce blind spots people on bicycles maybe be in our blind spot give yourselves plenty of time to react look out stay on the road from building to building not just curve to curve
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check driveways and behind parked vehicles for people that enter our path turning vehicles are especially dangerous important people walking and collisions often occur when vehicles are making tunnels when you turn remember check for people using the crosswalk before starting you're turn watch for people on bikes traveling in the ongoing direction always check our mirrors and blind spots patience pays off take a moment to make sure you're clear while it might feel you'll save time by driving fast or turning without checking you won't save driving only adds a few semiautomatic to our trip a collision can cost you, your job or someone's live here's important things to remember all
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crosswalks are legal and pedestrian have the right-of-way people cross the street anywhere children and seniors and people with disabilities are the most vulnerable think city strits give buses and streetcars a lot of the space or people returning to catch a train don't block the box this creates dangerous situation for people walking how are forced into moving traffic and people bicycling out of the bike lane and people on bikes most city streets are legal for bicyclists even without signs people biking can fall in front of you provide a safe amount of space when passing someone on a bike a minimum of 3 feet is required by law in california and people on
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bikes prefer to be in the bike lane in for the this is often to avoid accidents give them room people on bikes will stay away from the traffic or watch out for open doors whoops that was a close one expect people to go to the front of the light and pass on the right a tap of the horn maybe useful to make you're preservation known but avoid using the horn it may saturday night be someone vehicles anybody right turns are especially dangerous important biking always approach right turns properly signal early and wait for people biking through the intersection move as far to the right to people on bikes can
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pass on the left let's try a few more questions who are the most vulnerable people on city streets? children? seniors, and people with disabilities why do people on bikes ride close to travel there to avoid car doors what is one of the most dangerous situations for people walking and riding bikes? turning vehicles and what can you do to make sure that everyone is safe in any situation? thartsz stay patient and alert and, of course, slow down
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parking and loading a vehicle on accredit city streets is a challenge weather parking and unloading always check for people in our mirrors and blind spots and on the driver's side with our right turn right hand this causes you to look 40 on your left for bicyclists when passersby exiting the vehicle make sure about opening the door know where loading zones are if not loading zones available use side streets never stop in bike lanes or traffic lanes. >> bad weathering and visible rain and fog or low lighting make it hard to see you're vehicle is likely to slide or
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loss control in eye i didn't controls and create issues for people walking and biking they tried try to avoid pulled and umbrellas and construction get slippery for people the safety thing to do in conditions whether wet or icy or dark slow down and drive more carefully remember going fast may on this save you a few semiautomatic but speeding may cause you a life or you're job people walking and biking are vulnerable people can be distracted or make unsafe decisions as a driver the responsibility for safety lies with you a collision could mean the loss of our life or you're job and dealing with the legal implementations could take years
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or an emotional toll if someone is killed in a crash help us achieve vision zero and everyone can use the streets safely. >> thank you for watch and following the important driving tests your remember we're counting on you >> you're watching quick bites, the show that is san francisco. and today you're in for a real treat. oh, my! food inspired by the
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mediterranean and middle east with a twist so unique you can only find it in one place in san francisco. we're at the 55th annual armenian festival and bizarre. this is extra special not only because i happen to be armenian, but there is so much delicious food here. and i can't wait to share it with all of you. let's go. armenia, culture and cusine has had much cultural exchanges with its neighbors. today armenian food infuses he flavor from the mediterranean, middle east, and eastern europe. >> this is our 55th year and in san francisco we're the largest armenian food festival and widely recognized as one of the best food festivals in the area. we have vendors that come up from fresno, from los angeles showing off their craft. we really feel like we have something for everyone in the neighborhood and that's really what it is, is drawing people to see a little bit of our culture and experience what we experience weekend in and weekend out.
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>> we are behind the scenes now watching the chef at work preparing some delicious armenian kabob. this is a staple in armenian cooking, is that right? >> absolutely, since the beginning of time. our soldiers used to skewer it on the swords. we have a combination of beef and lam and parsley. and every september over 2000 pounds of meat being cooked in three days. >> after all that savory protein, i was ready to check out the fresh veggie options. >> this is armenian cheat sheet. it's tomatos and mint and olive oil. that makes summer food. and what i'm doing is i'm putting some nutmeg. it is kind of like cream cheese. in armenia when they offer you food, you have to eat it. they would welcome you and food is very important for them.
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>> in every armenian community we feel like we're a "smallville"age and they come together to put on something like this. what i find really interesting about san francisco is the blends of armenia that come together. once they are here, the way people work together at any age, including our grandmothers, our grandfathers, skewering the meat, it's fun to see. fun to see everybody get together. >> we call it subarek. it's a cheese turn over if you want. we make the dough from scratch. we boil it like you do for la san i can't. >> the amount of love and karin fused in these foods is tremendous. they come in every day to prepare, cook and bake bread, all in preparation for this big festival. >> nobody says no. when you come them, they have to come tomorrow for the feast. >> what a treat it is to taste a delicious recipe, all made from scratch and passed down through generations. it really makes you appreciate
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the little things. >> it's one of the best festivals. it's outstanding, a marvelous occasion. >> we're outside checking some of the food to go options. i grabbed myself a ka bob sandwich, all kinds of herbs and spices. i'm going to taste this. looking fantastic. one of the best i've had in a long time. you know it's delicious b i have just enough room for dessert, my favorite part. we're behind the scenes right now watching how all the pastries get made. and we've got a whole array of pastries here. honey and nuts and cinnamon, all kinds of great ingredients. this is amazing. here's another yummy pastry made with filo dough. oh, my god. really sweet and similar, it's lighter. this is what i like.
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we have a lovely row here. looks like a very delicious and exciting surprise. i'm going to bite into it. here we go. um. this is great with armenian coffee. now we're making some incredible armenian coffee. >> we buy our coffee, they have the best coffee. they come from armenia, specially made. and would you like to try it? >> i would like to try. >> would you like sugar or no sugar? >> no sugar today. i'm so excited. really earthy. you can really taste the grain. i think that's what makes it so special. really comes out. i hope you try it.
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we're having a great time at the armenian festival. we ate, we saw, and we definitely conquered. i don't know about you, but i have to go down to the food. check out our blog for so much more at sf bites at tums abler.com. until next time, may the force be with you. ♪ ♪ >> first of all, everybody is welcome and we ask two things when they get here. one, that they try something they've never tried before. be it food or be it dancing or doing something. and if they feel like it was worth their while to tell one person and bring that person, that family member, that friend down the street to come with them. >> we're going to have to do a lot of eating so get ready. >> get ready. and you diet tomorrow.
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(clapping.) the airport it where i know to mind visions of traffic romance and excitement and gourmet can you limousine we're at san francisco inspirational airport to discover the award-winning
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concession that conspiracies us around the world. sfo serves are more 40 million travelers a year and a lot of the them are hungry there's many restaurant and nearly all are restaurant and cafe that's right even the airport is a diane designation. so tell me a little bit the food program at sfo and what makes this so special >> well, we have a we have food and beverage program at sfo we trivia important the sustainable organic produce and our objective to be a nonterminal and bring in the best food of san francisco for our passengers. >> i like this it's is
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(inaudible) i thank my parents for bringing me here. >> this the definitely better than the la airport one thousand times better than. >> i have a double knees burger with bacon. >> i realize i'm on a diet but i'm hoping this will be good. >> it total is san francisco experience because there's so many people and nationalities in this town to come to the airport especially everyone what have what they wanted. >> are repioneering or is this a model. >> we're definitely pioneers and in airport commemoration at least nationally if not intvrl
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we have many folks asking our our process and how we select our great operators. >> ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ the food option in san francisco airport are phenomenal that's if it a lot of the airports >> yeah. >> you don't have the choice. >> some airports are all about food this is not many and this particular airport are amazing especially at the tirnl indicating and corey is my favorite i come one or two hours before my flight this is the life. >> we definitely try to use as
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many local grirnts as we can we use the goat cheese and we also use local vendors we use greenly produce they summarize the local soured products and the last one had 97 percent open that. >> wow. >> have you taken up anything unique or odd here. >> i've picked up a few things in napa valley i love checking chocolates there's a lot of types of chocolate and caramel corn. >> now this is a given right there. >> i'm curious about the customer externals and how people are richmond to this collection of cities you've put
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together not only of san francisco food in san francisco but food across the bay area. >> this type of market with the local savors the high-end products is great. >> i know people can't believe they're in an airport i really joy people picking up things for their friends and family and wait i don't have to be shopping now we want people take the opportunity at our location. >> how long has this been operating in san francisco and the late 18 hours it is one of the best places to get it coffee.
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>> we have intrrnl consumers that know of this original outlet here and come here for the coffee. >> so let's talk sandwiches. >> uh-huh. >> can you tell me how you came about naming our sandwiches from the katrero hills or 27 years i thought okay neighborhood and how do you keep it fresh you can answer that mia anyway you want. >> our broadened is we're going not irving preserves or packaged goods we take the time to incubate our jogger art if
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scratch people appreciate our work here. >> so you feel like out of captured the airport atmosphere. >> this is its own the city the airline crews and the bag handlers and the frequent travels travelers and we've established relationships it feels good. >> when i get lunch or come to eat the food i feel like i'm not city. i was kind of under the assumption you want to be done with our gifts you are down one time not true >> we have a lot of regulars we didn't think we'd find that here at the airport. >> people come in at least one a week for that the food and
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service and the atmosphere. >> the food is great in san francisco it's a coffee and i took an e calorie home every couple of weeks. >> i'm impressed i might come here on my own without a trip, you know, we have kids we could get a babysitter and have diner at the airport. >> this is a little bit of things for everybody there's plenty of restaurant to grab something and go otherwise in you want to sit you can enjoy the experience of local food. >> tell me about the future food. >> we're hoping to bring newer concepts out in san francisco and what our passengers want. >> i look forward to see what
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your cooking up (laughter) ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> today we've shown you the only restaurant in san francisco from the comfortableing old stand but you don't have to be hungry sfo has changed what it is like to eat another an airport check out our oblige at tumbler dating.comtoday. >> (clapping.) >> i've been working in restaurants forever as a blood alcohol small business you have a lot of requests for donations
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if someone calls you and say we want to documents for our school or nonprofit i've been in a position with my previous employment i had to say no all the time. >> my name is art the owner and chief at straw combinations of street food and festival food and carnival food i realize that people try to find this you don't want to wait 365 day if you make that brick-and-mortar it is really about making you feel special and feel like a kid again everything we've done to
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celebrate that. >> so nonprofit monday is a program that straw runs to make sure that no matter is going on with our business giving back is treated just the is that you as paying any other bill in addition to the money we impose their cause to the greater bayview it is a great way for straw to sort of build communicated and to introduce people who might not normally get to be exposed to one nonprofit or another and i know that they do a different nonprofit every most of the year. >> people are mroent surprised the restaurant it giving back i see some people from the nonprofit why been part of
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nonprofit monday sort of give back to the program as well answer. >> inform people that be regular aprons at straw they get imposed to 10 or 12 nonprofits. >> i love nonprofits great for a local restaurant to give back to community that's so wonderful i wish more restrictive places did that that is really cool. >> it is a 6 of nonprofit that is supporting adults with autism and down syndrome we i do not involved one the wonderful members reached out to straw and saw a headline about, about their nonprofit mondays and she applied for a grant back in january of 2016 and we were notified late in the spring we would be the recipient of straw
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if you have any questions, we'll be happy to answer thems in the month of genuine we were able to organize with straw for the monday and at the end of the month we were the recipient of 10 percent of precedes on mondays the contribution from nonprofit monday from stray went into our post group if you have any questions, we'll be happy to answer theming fund with our arts coaching for chinese and classes and we have a really great vibrate arts program. >> we we say thank you to the customers like always but say 0 one more thing just so you know you've made a donation to x nonprofit which does why i think that is a very special thing. >> it is good to know the owner takes responsibility to know
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your money is going to good cause also. >> it is really nice to have a restaurant that is very community focused they do it all month long for nonprofits not just one day all four mondays. >> we have a wall of thank you letters in the office it seems like you know we were able to gas up the 10 passenger minivan we were innovate expected to do. >> when those people working at the nonprofits their predictive and thank what straw is giving that in and of itself it making an impact with the nonprofit through the consumers that are coming here is just as important it is important for the grill cheese kitchen the more
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restrictive i learn about what is going on in the community more restrictive people are doing this stuff with 4 thousand restaurant in san francisco we're doing an average of $6,000 a year in donations and multiply that by one thousand that's a lot to
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